SiC Power Device Family Targets Electric Vehicle Needs

Microchip Technology, via its Microsemi subsidiary, has announced the production release of a family of Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices that leverage the ruggedness and the performance benefits of wide-bandgap technology. Complemented by Microchip’s broad range of MCUs and analog … Continue reading

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Next Newsletter: Embedded Boards

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Embedded Boards newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter content focuses on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free Stuff to … Continue reading

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Low-Profile 180 W AC-DC Power Supplies Provide 94% Efficiency

XP Power has launched a new range of 180-Watt U-channel AC-DC power supplies that are intended for space-constrained medical (BF), industrial and IT applications. The low-profile devices are just 29.5 mm high and occupy a small 107.6 mm x 62.8 … Continue reading

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EOG-Controlled Video Game

Eyes as Interface There’s much be to learned about how electronics can interact with biological signals—not only to record, but also to see how they can be used as inputs for control applications. With ongoing research in fields such as … Continue reading

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mmWave Chipset Solution Eases 5G System Design

Analog Devices has introduced a new solution for millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G featuring high-integrations for next gen cellular network infrastructure. The solution combines ADI’s advanced beamformer IC, up/down frequency conversion (UDC) and additional mixed signal circuitry. ADI is calling this … Continue reading

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Small Form Factor SBC Serves Up Kaby Lake Processors

American Portwell Technology has launched the WUX-7x00U, a small form factor (SFF) embedded board featuringIntel Core i5 7300U and i3 7100U processors, formerly codenamed Kaby Lake. The Intel processors integrate the Intel HD 620 graphics engine with 24 execution units, … Continue reading

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Firms Team for IoT Effort that Nixes Need for Physical SIM Cards

Telit has announced that it is a key partner for Deutsche Telekom’s nuSIM initiative. This is the latest milestone in Telit’s longstanding partnership with Deutsche Telekom to grow the IoT market by providing breakthrough technologies and services, says Telit. The … Continue reading

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Mini-PCIe Modules Offer Cat-M1 and Iridium Modems for IoT

By Eric Brown Gateworks announced a pair of mini-PCIe modems that have been tested — and offer tech support — only on the company’s Linux-based SBCs. Most recently, these include the Cavium Octeon-based Newport GW6100 and GW6200. The GW16126 with Cat-M1 … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Mesh (Part 3)

Secure Provisioning In this next part of his article series on Bluetooth mesh, Bob looks at how to create secure provisioning for a Bluetooth Mesh network without requiring user intervention. He also takes a special look at an attack called … Continue reading

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July Circuit Cellar: Sneak Preview

The July issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is out next week! This 84-page publication will make a satisfying thud sound when it lands on your desk and it’s crammed full of excellent embedded electronics articles prepared for you. Not a … Continue reading

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Adapter Enables Offline Speech Board to Work with Raspberry Pi

By Eric Brown Audeme has released a $6.50 “Raspberry Pi MOVI Adapter” board and API to enable a Raspberry Pi pairing with its MOVI Arduino Shield for offline speech recognition and synthesis. We’re used to seeing Arduino compatible, MCU-driven HATs … Continue reading

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Study Predicts 5G Will Reach the IoT Market in Late 2020

According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, 5G will make its first appearance in the IoT market in late 2020. The first 5G cellular IoT modules will become available to developers this year, enabling early … Continue reading

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Catalog of 125 Open-Spec Hacker Boards: Spring 2019 Edition!

Circuit Cellar’s sister website Linuxgizmos,com has posted its annual Spring edition catalog of hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs that run Linux or Android. The catalog includes summaries of 125 community-backed Linux/Android hacker boards under $200 are listed in alpha order. They list … Continue reading

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Software/Hardware Solution Facilitates IoT System Development

Recon Industrial Controls has announced LabRecon, a software and hardware product that enables users to create rich graphical interfaces for “remote” IoT or “local” measurement and control applications. A drag-and-drop panel builder and graphical programming environment allows one to easily … Continue reading

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Anker Selects Cypress’ USB-C Controller for New Charger Family

Cypress Semiconductor has announced that its USB-C controller with USB Power Delivery (PD) was selected by Anker for integration into Anker’s new family of USB-C chargers. With the integration of Cypress’ EZ-PD CCG3PA with USB PD, Anker’s new family of … Continue reading

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